Overall Schedule (SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE)
Wednesday May 15: ABR staff departs from the USA.
Sunday May 19: Check in date for travelers at Yad Hashmonah. Arrangements may be made for earlier check in at additional cost. Travelers are welcome to come earlier to help the ABR staff with dig preparations and/or to do their own touring.
Monday May 20- Friday May 24: Dig at Khirbet el-Maqatir.
Saturday May 25 - Sunday May 26: Rest, Free Days.
Monday May 27- Friday May 31: Dig at Khirbet el-Maqatir.
Saturday June 1: Free Day. Check out AM from Yad Hashmonah. ABR staff departs for airport.
Daily Dig Schedule
4:15 AM Breakfast
4:45 AM Load Bus
5:00 AM Depart for Site- bus ride includes a daily devotional and songs of praise.
6:00 AM Start Digging
10:30 AM Lunch on site
2 PM Leave Site
3 PM Pottery Washing
4:30-7PM Rest, Free Time, Dinner on your own
7-8 PM Evening Biblical Teaching
Biblical Teaching Schedule 7-8 pm: Subject to Change
(In the IBEX Classroom under room C5)
Sunday, May 19—Orientation and Recording System (Byers/Wood)
Monday, May 20—The Archaeological Ages and Biblical History (Wood)
Tuesday, May 21—Before They Were Sherds: Pottery Making and Use in Bible Times (Wood)
Wednesday, May 22—Pottery Typology and You (Byers)
Thursday, May 23— The Date and Political Background of the Conquest (Stripling)
Friday, May 24— Digging Up the Truth at Jericho (Wood)
Monday, May 27—In Search of the Lost City of Ai: Topography and Archaeology (Wood)
Tuesday, May 28—Everyday Life in Bible Times: The Iron I Period (Byers)
Wednesday, May 29—The Late Hellenistic/Early Roman and Byzantine Periods (Stripling)
Thursday, May 30— Debriefing (Byers)
Friday, May 31—Which is More Authoritative, Archaeological Interpretation or Biblical Text? (Merrill)
Last Updated: 3/27/2013